There is now a robot at the Brick Store Museum! After a crowdfunding effort to bring a telepresence robot to the Museum, the new technology will soon be ready for remote visitors to reserve the robot and drive it around the Museum’s exhibits with the use of arrow keys on a keyboard, from the comfort of their own home! Reservations for the robot will begin at the end of April. More information on how to reserve the robot can be found on the Museum’s Digital Learning Center at www.brickstoremuseum.org.
The Museum has also built a brand-new Museum Members’ Portal on its website, which offers recorded lectures and fun resources to Museum Members, including the popular Southern Maine Archaeology Panel Discussion, recorded this past March. To become a Member of the Museum to support its work in history and culture education in the community, please visit the Membership page.
As the local economy reopens, the Museum is seeking volunteers! With so many projects going on, the Museum’s small staff of two full-time professionals and two part-time support staff always need community support. Do you like gardening? Welcoming visitors? Guiding tours? Teaching? Transcribing historic documents? Then now is the time to volunteer at the Brick Store Museum! Those interested can visit the Volunteer page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
The Museum’s most recent episode of its “The Brick” podcast features a “Citizen Spotlight” interview with Reverend Lara Campbell, Minister of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk.
To visit the Museum in-person, visitors are required to make a timed reservation through the Museum’s online reservation system. This helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while allowing the galleries to remain open to the public. Visitors MUST have a valid reservation time (through the Museum’s website) to enter the buildings.